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designate

[ verb dez-ig-neyt; adjective dez-ig-nit, -neyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF designate
  • verbname, entitle
  • verbspecify as selection

Synonyms for designate

  • label
  • nominate
  • baptize
  • call
  • christen
  • denominate
  • dub
  • nickname
  • style
  • term
  • title
  • cognominate
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESIGNATE

Ye see, Mr. Curzoin'—for so they both agreed to designate me.

The word is used to designate an interval, a position, or an angle.

If you wish to designate them because of their color, you cannot use a false term.

It may be correctly used to designate any division of the useful arts.

You should also designate a specific length of time to work with self-hypnosis.

That was the quaint term by which Tommy was wont to designate Miss Owen.

A term used to designate a metal barrier or guard on a part of a tool.

He dared not to designate his enemies face to face and by name.

That the word could also be employed to designate a sinful party was a revelation to me.

These names are used to designate capitals and small letters.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Latin designatus, past participle of designare (see design (v.)).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DESIGNATE

allocate

verbassign; divide among
  • admeasure
  • allot
  • apportion
  • appropriate
  • budget
  • cut
  • designate
  • dish out
  • divvy
  • earmark
  • give
  • mete
  • set aside
  • share
  • slice

allocating

verbassign; divide among
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